Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Church



Since I had the week off from a couple of my design teams, I've had more of a chance to play around and participate in some other challenges.  Today's card is actually made from a rubber stamp (it's been awhile since I've used any) from Rubber Cottage and the sentiment is a rubber stamp from Memory Box.

I stamped my image in white onto black paper and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  One other thing I did was dip my finger in some white embossing powder and lightly sprinkle it over  the black to simulate snow falling.  After cutting out my snowflakes with a Creative Memories punch, I also heat embossed them with a mixture I created consisting of clear embossing powder and glitter.  It's really hard to tell in the photo, but they really shimmer and sparkle in the light.  This is a close up of one so you can get the idea.  The green branches are my touch of color and are from the Branches punch by Martha Stewart.  The image is cut using Labels Ten from Spellbinders and adhered to a piece of black chipboard, also cut with Labels Ten.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: Stampendous (use chipboard); Stampy Land Challenge (colored ink only); Oldie But A Goodie (rubber stamp - Let It Snow); Mark's Finest Papers (black, white, one other color); Totally Paper Crafts (black & white); Cooking It Up with Katie (punch, ink, emboss); Really Reasonable Ribbon (CAS, Christmas, ribbon).





18 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

so elegant and love the gorgeous feel to this card
Hugs Kate xx

Linda said...

Anne, I think this is amazing! I love the description you have given too, The added hint of green looks fabulous with this. Another set of dies I see that I have to get.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Wow Anne, so dramatic! I love black/white combos, really beautiful card.
Have a super wonderful Thanksgiving!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Anne, I love the scene and the touch of green.
Kevin xx

jimlynn said...

Stunning! CAS and beautiful!
Lynn

StampendousGraphics said...

I love this serene, beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing in our Chipboard Challenge! Great job!

Pat Garvin said...

A very lovely Christmas Card. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Christy Dillman said...

Oh love the b&w pallet with just a pop of color! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking It Up With Katie.

Hugs,
Christy

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous! I love the pretty image- love the B/W and love your tip about the snow. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow - love the image stamped in white
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

misstreez said...

Love the dramatic look of the black and white with a pinch of green. The snowflake look svery sparkly and I like the line markings in the layered panel. very nice all round.

Victoria said...

I wouldn't have thought to put green with black and white but this is so striking and stylish. I love the stamped scene and so clever to add fingerprints for snow falling.

Designing with Debbie said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous. I love the sprigs that you added and your color technique is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so beautiful,love that rich green ribbon.
This is such a beauty of a design
So glad you could join us at
Really Reasonable Ribbon

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful card, Anne! Love the heat embossing with white on black. Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking It Up with Katie. Good luck in the challenge and I hope you're going to play again soon.
NanaConnie DT Chef

Francesca said...

Great creation,

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

buglvr2010 said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful effect with the black background and the white embossing. Lovely card! Glad you joined us at Stampendous!